Monday, May 6, 2013

Get smARTS for Arts Education Month

May is Arts Education Month in Washington state - a time to celebrate and strengthen arts education in our schools for all students. This month-long event recognizes the creative endeavors taking place in our schools and is a time to show the community how the arts are making a difference in education. This is why Washington State PTA, together with ArtsEd Washington, invite you to join in this statewide campaign celebrating arts learning in action.
A great place to start is with the smARTS for Students arts education guide for parents, families, and caregivers. If you haven’t yet had a chance to preview this valuable resource, Arts Education Month is a great time to plan to read the guide, share it, and tell us what you think.
Then get ready to jump into Arts Education Month activities! Here are three easy ways to get involved:
We also encourage you to reach out within your community and invite them to see first-hand how the arts are positively impacting schools and students – such as attending a student performance, art exhibit, or classroom presentation. To learn more about Arts Education Month, to access the Arts Education Month toolkit, and to find out how you can get involved visit